Wednesday, December 7

Day: December 25, 2015

Islamic Extremist are today’s king Herodos say Archbishops
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Islamic Extremist are today’s king Herodos say Archbishops

    The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby Jihadists driven by vision of 'apocalypse' warns Welby in stark Christmas message Britain's two most senior clerics have drawn on the darker side of the nativity story in hard-hitting Christmas sermons warning of the possible "elimination" of Christianity from the region of its birth. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Rev Justin Welby, and Cardinal Vincent Nichols, the leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, both draw comparisons between the Biblical account of the mass murder of children around Bethlehem on the orders of King Herod and the 21st Century Jihadist threat. In his Christmas morning sermon at Canterbury Cathedral, Archbishop Welby is expected to warn that that the so-called Islamic State group - a...
Modi’s surprise visit in Pakistan when return fron Afganistan
Asia, ENGLISH

Modi’s surprise visit in Pakistan when return fron Afganistan

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has landed in Pakistan on a surprise visit in which he will meet his Paki-stani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Modi was on his way back to India from Afghanistan when he stopped off in the eastern city of Lahore. The visit coincides with Sharif's birthday. Modi is the first Indian PM to visit Pakistan since 2004. Tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours have been high in recent years but relations have begun to warm. The pair met briefly in Paris last month on the sidelines of the COP21 climate change conference. The two countries have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947, two of them over Kashmir. Kashmir, claimed by both countries in its entirety, has been a flashpoint for more than 60 years. A ceasefire agreed...
Royals Mark Christmas With Traditional Service
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Royals Mark Christmas With Traditional Service

    The Queen has marked Christmas Day by attending a traditional church service at Sandringham. Some well-wishers waited from 4am to catch a glimpse of the royals - with hundreds gathered by mid-morning. The Queen arrived in a Bentley wearing a red dress coat, but Prince George and Princess Charlotte stayed at home. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge smiled as they arrived, with Kate making conversation with Prince Harry. They were joined by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Andrew, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie. The service was held at St Mary Magdalene's church on the family's Norfolk estate. Later today, the Queen's Christmas message will be broadcast. In it, the Queen will speak about the "moments of darkness" faced b...
Bomb attack at mosque in Rajshahi: 1 killed, 3 injured
Bangladesh, ENGLISH

Bomb attack at mosque in Rajshahi: 1 killed, 3 injured

    A person has been killed and 3 others have been injured in a bomb attack inside a Qadiani mosque at Bagmara upazila in Rajshahi. The identity of the victim could not be known immediately. But, police claim that the deceased was a suicide attacker. The injured trio have been rushed to a local hospital immediately after the attack. The bomb assault came as a second such attack in a week when at least 5 people were injured in a mosque during Friday prayers, popularly known as Juma prayers, at the BNS Isha Khan naval base in Chittagong. Qadiani, also knwon as Ahmadiya, is considered to be a religious minority group in the country. Bangaldesh has witnessed rare atatcks on religious minorities including those on Shiite people this year. A man was shot dead and 3 others were woun...
Queen’s Christmas message: Light shines in the darkness
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Queen’s Christmas message: Light shines in the darkness

    The Queen will use her Christmas Day address to highlight the "moments of darkness" the world has confronted but will also speak about the positive Christian message of light triumphing over the dark. A series of terrorist atrocities have shocked the world during 2015, from the mass shootings and bombings in Paris last month to the gun attack at a Tunisia resort during the summer. But the Queen, whose address traditionally has a strong religious framework reflecting her own faith, will sound an optimistic tone when she quotes a verse from the Bible. Reflecting on the past 12 months, the monarch will say during her Christmas Day broadcast: "It is true that the world has had to confront moments of darkness this year, but the Gospel of John contains a verse of great hope, oft...